Wines of Croatia
Croatia is a significant wine producing country on the Adriatic Sea at the western edge of Europe’s Balkan Peninsula. A land of diversity and its geographical rough division into continental and coastal part can also be applied to wine making. The continental region produces rich fruity white wines, similar in style to the neighboring countries – Slovenia, Austria and Hungary.
Wines of Slovenia
White or red, lushly aromatic, strong, full-bodied or light, dry or sweet – no matter what kind of wine you prefer, you will discover your favourite variety in the three wine-growing regions of Slovenia. The select wines from three wine-growing regions with 14 wine-growing districts are ranked among the best in the world with regard to quality.
Due to the differences in soil, climate, and cellaring methods, each wine-growing region has its own selection of varieties. Slovenian vineyards are located in the very centre of the European wine-growing belt. The belt of locations ideal for vineyards is similar to those in areas such as Burgundy in France, and the interlinked influences of the climate and the soil allow Slovenia to have a greater diversity in its wine offerings. No less than 52 vine varieties grow here.
Wines of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Because of the climate and natural ecological conditions, Bosnia and Herzegovina produce premium wines. The geographical position of Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially of the Herzegovina region, has ideal conditions to promote Bosnia and Herzegovina as a significant producer of high-quality wines, as national brands.
Organized viticulture began under the rule of the Habsburgs in the late 19th century. In 1886 the wine and fruit growing office was founded in Gnojnice. The wines were very popular at the Wiener Hof, which is why these vineyards are still called “imperial vineyards”. There is a temperate continental climate with hot summers and dry cold winters.